Below is information from SF Bay Area Life Runners on the upcoming 40 Days for Life Campaign.
Mark your calendars: 40 Days for Life starts again in 3 weekson September 22! Our hours this fall will be from 8am to 7pmfrom Monday through Saturday (not Sunday – let’s have a day of rest!). The location is still Planned Parenthood at 1522 Bush Street. We’re working on getting security guards again with 40 Days for Life headquarters.
There has been tremendous pro life momentum recently with the Texas 6-week ban. Let’s use this season to keep praying for the end to abortion! Here’s how you can help:
40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program: Prayer and fasting, constant vigil, and community outreach. Learn more at: https://40daysforlife.com/
Below is information from SF Bay Area Life Runners on the upcoming 40 Days for Life Campaign weekdays at Planned Parenthood on Valencia Street (which is soon to close) and at their new site on Bush Street on Sundays. Information is provided below to sign up for this campaign.
We are BACK! In just 2.5 short weeks, Lent will begin and that means we’ll be back on the sidewalk praying and fasting for the end to abortion. This campaign is particularly special because this will be the LAST campaign at the Valencia Street Planned Parenthood. In Fall 2020, Planned Parenthood will open a much larger Flagship NorCal facility on Bush Street that not only offers their usual “medical” services, but also has space for education & training, conferences and a “research lab”. So, we invite you to join us in praying very hard for the end to abortion in our city. Consider signing up for a regular hour or two every week. Invite newcomers – family, friends, parishioners – to join you. Promote 40 Days at your churches with this information:
The new location features 8,000 sq ft of clinical space, which if I am correct, is 2x larger than the current 4,000 sq ft Valencia clinic. In addition to the clinic, the new location will have an additional 3,000-6,000 sq ft of space for education & training, conference space for gatherings and a research lab. As you can see, this new clinic greatly expands upon Planned Parenthood’s current activities in NorCal.
The location cost about $6M to purchase (source). In their most recent permit filed 6/20/19, Planned Parenthood reported spending an additional $7.5M in construction costs to convert this former auto body shop into a medical clinic (source: SF Planning Commission website). That’s at least $13.5M of tax payer dollars spent on this facility.
Fun fact: The parcel number for this clinic is “0666/006“, which we believe is no coincidence given the evil of abortion.
Similar to our first SF Fall campaign in 2019, we plan to pray at both the current Planned Parenthood location from Mondays through Saturdays and the new Bush Street location on Sundays.
Ron Konopaski, recipient of 40 Days for Life’s Leader of the Year award in 2019 and the Walk for Life’s St. Gianna Molla Award in 2020, will be once again leading the campaign.
On Saturday, September 14th, 2019, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League will co-sponsor the 7th annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, calling on pro-life Americans to honor the gravesites of our aborted brothers and sisters. Solemn prayer vigils will be conducted at these gravesites, of which there are 52 across the United States, as well as at dozens of other sites dedicated in memory of aborted children.
SF Bay Area Life Runners invites all to join them in a special Mass to remember all babies lost through abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth on Saturday, September 14th.
The Mass takes place at 8:30 am at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, California. (map). Celebrant for this Mass is Father Mathias Wambua.